Fiber Bond VE3 chemistry inactivates 99.99% of SARS-CoV-2 in HVAC filter media


VE3 from Fiber Bond
Fiber Bond’s latest innovation, VE3, is a leap forward in the fight against COVID-19.

Located in Michigan City, Indiana, the Fiber Bond Corporation is dedicated to the manufacturing and fabrication of high-quality air filtration products for the HVAC and coating industries. Much of the synthetic filter technology used today in the air filtration industry started at Fiber Bond. Founded in the early 1950s, Fiber Bond was granted a patent for an “Air Permeable Fibrous Batt” in 1957, with one of its applications being the use as an air filter.

The first synthetic filters to enter the world of fiberglass were marketed under the trade name Ulok. The concept was to offer a high-loft batt of scrim-backed synthetic fibers, which would provide depth loading and extended service life. Fiber Bond’s wide range of synthetic self-sealing panels are based on this original concept.

Fiber Bond’s latest innovation, VE3, is a leap forward in the fight against COVID-19. Available in select Fiber Bond products, patent-pending VE3 technology has been independently lab tested by Microbac Laboratories, the global leader in SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) testing with regulatory approved protocols. The test results demonstrate a 99.99% inactivation of the SARS-CoV-2 virus particles captured in the filtration media that contains VE3 technology.

VE3 filter
VE3 HVAC filter from Fiber Bond

Other Fiber Bond technological advances in the air filtration category include:

  • 1966 – the introduction of tackified filter media to improve performance and hold trapped dust in the filter
  • 1977 – the first progressive density filtration product designed to provide enhanced depth loading
  • 1983 – the introduction of heat-sealed pocket construction for extended surface pocket filters
  • 1987 – the use of antimicrobial in air filtration
  • 1990 – the first U.L. Class l synthetic bag filter in air filtration
  • 1996 – the first fully synthetic pleated filter without a wire backing
  • 2006 – the first high-efficient low static hybrid media filter, the Pleat Killer™
  • 2021 – one of the first filtration solutions created to fight the Sars-Cov-2 (COVID-19) virus, VE3

These technological advances represent only a few of the contributions Fiber Bond has made to the air filtration industry. With the company’s active Research & Development Department, Fiber Bond promises more innovations in the future.

Located 70 miles east of Chicago, Fiber Bond operates a modern 200,000 square-foot production plant. Six airlaid production lines produce a wide range of media that are sold directly in bulk rolls or fabricated into products ranging from filter pads to a 95% high-efficiency self-supported pocket filter.

Fiber Bond products are marketed throughout the United States, Canada, and 15 other countries. Within the U.S. and Canada, products are sold through authorized stocking distributors, set up in key geographical areas.

Fiber Bond synthetic air filter products are currently used in a wide variety of industries including automotive manufacturing, food processing, computer and computer software manufacturing, hospitals, schools and commercial buildings.

Fiber Bond is recognized as an innovative company that makes high-quality products, each designed with value-added features. Celebrating its 65th year in the air filtration industry and 38th year as a Charter Member of NAFA, Fiber Bond continually responds to the need for clean air and develops products that change the way we view air filtration.

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